Governance

St. George's is accredited by the BC Inspector of Independent Schools and is a member of the Independent Schools Association of BC, the Canadian Association of Independent Schools, and the National Association of Independent Schools (USA). The School’s management and operations are led by Dr. Tom Matthews, Headmaster, and are overseen by the Board of Directors of the St. George’s School Society under the stewardship of Mr. Jake Kerr ‘61, the current Chair. The School’s endowment funds and assets are held by the St. George’s School Foundation, the current Chair of the Foundation Board is Mr. Prentice Durbin ‘89.  Both entities are incorporated under the Societies Act in British Columbia and are tax-exempt, registered charitable organizations under the Income Tax Act in Canada.

Our charitable registration number is 11917-5511 RR0001.

The Boards are entrusted with the fiduciary responsibility of oversight of the affairs of the School and the stewardship of its assets. Directors and Trustees have a duty to make decisions and implement policies in the best interests of the School and are bound by a Board Code of Ethical Conduct.

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  • 2018-19 School Board of Directors

    • Jake Kerr ‘61, Board Chair, Executive Committee Chair
    • Catherine McCauley, Advancement Committee Chair
    • Rob McJunkin, Property & Facilities Committee Chair
    • Steve Munford, Education Committee Chair
    • Steve Sammut, Finance & Audit Committee Chair
    • Michael Skene ‘85, Board Vice-Chair
    • Andrea Thomas Hill, Nominating & Governance Committee Chair
    • Paul Dunstan, New Buildings Task Force Chair
    • Seonaid Charlesworth
    • Shanni Eckford
    • Don Forsgren
    • Joseph Fung ‘99
    • Gail Ruddy
    • Peeter Wesik
    • Paul Mitchell-Banks ‘78, Old Boys Association President
    • Prentice Durbin ‘89, Foundation Board Chair
    • Janna Werry, SGPA President
    Read the bios of the School Board members elected on September 27, 2018
     

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Leadership Team

Consisting of the members of Senior Management who report directly to the Headmaster and representing all areas within the School, the SGS Leadership Team:
 
  • shares with the Society Board the responsibility for advancing the School’s Mission, Vision and Values;
  • is responsible for implementing the Strategic Plan through the development, execution and monitoring of the Annual Action Plan;
  • is responsible for monitoring and strengthening School culture;
  • provides individual members with a School-wide perspective through an appreciation of other member’s portfolios, along with the interplay between various aspect of School operations beyond their own areas of responsibility; 
  • functions as a sounding board and support group for its members;
  • helps to inform decisions made by individual members on important matters within their portfolios, particularly when those matters may have School-wide implications;
  • provides advice, counsel and support to the Headmaster;
  • helps to inform key decision made by the Headmaster.

List of 11 members.

  • Mr. Reto Camenzind 05

    Co-Director of Admissions, Senior School
  • Mr. Dave Fitzpatrick 

    Director of Advancement
  • Ms. Emily Moir 

    Co-Director of Admissions, Junior School / House Parent
  • Dr. Tom Matthews 

    Headmaster
    Role
  • Mr. Gary Kern 

    Senior School Principal
    Role
  • Mr. Stephen Sturgeon 

    Junior School Principal
    Role
  • Mr. Alan Hesketh 

    Director of Residential Life
    Role
  • Mr. Sam Johnston 

    Director of Learning
    Role
  • Mr. Neil Piller 85

    Director of Operations
    Role
  • Ms. Karen Potter 

    Director of Human Resources
    Role
  • Mr. Sanjay Chauhan 

    Director of Finance
    Role
Founded in 1930, St. George's School is a world-class boys' university preparatory school, offering a day program in Grades 1-12 and an Urban Boarding program in Grades 8-12. With 1160 students, 110 of whom are boarders from over 20 countries worldwide, St. George’s School is a vibrant community committed to authentic learning.
St. George’s School
Junior Campus: 3851 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1T6
Senior Campus: 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1
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